Mr. Brightside The Killers Guitar Lesson + Tutorial

Come out of your cage and grab your guitar because destiny is calling you to learn Mr. Brightside by The Killers! This iconic song has been one of the HARDEST for me to learn but there are a bunch of good nuggets and techniques in this song that will trickle into your playing.

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  2. Thanks Marty! Another great video. If anyone knows any good ways to practice this song please let me know because I’m struggling a bit to master it, so far I’ve just been playing it very slowly. Please let me know if there are any good ways to get better at this song.

  3. laura casabianca

    Coming out of my cage and I'm straight up not having a good time
    * tries to hum unbelievably high intro*

  4. Loretta Loretta

    i see mr brightside, i click
    Wait you haven’t done a video on this yet??? Well now I’m learning it lol
    Coming out of my cage and I'm straight up not having a good time

  5. This is the perfect example of a song I always wanted to learn but never got around to it because of the weird tuning!

  6. Thanks. This is on my set list for my band tour

  7. My carpel tunnel hurts just watching this video

  8. Epstein’s murderer

    Tuning snapped my string

  9. Jesus this is harder than the sweet child o mine riff

  10. It would help if he played the song all the way through at the end

  11. Matt Williamson

    My fingers hurt now …….. guess it's just the price you pay

  12. Stephen Kennedy

    Thanks from Christchurch, New Zealand!

  13. This song is about jealousy and paranoia of a man who suspects his significant other is cheating on him

  14. What preset do I use if I'm using an amp?

  15. Which fender is that?

  16. Can someone explain that to me? At 2:43 Marty says he plays the open D but what he‘s actually playing is a D flat but when i tune down my D String to D flat that lick doesn‘t sound right anymore.
    Im really confused right now

  17. Every time i hear “this song is a half step down” i get so mad

  18. I challenge you to play this standing up

  19. Mate. You published this at just the right time. Thank you. I am working through this slowly but you have made what seemed impossible seem like I could middle through it. Thank you!

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